Introduction: We describe a facility mapping exercise conducted in two low-income/primary health
facilities in Kenya to identify available service resources, cadres, and developmental partners as well as
existing barriers and facilitators in the delivery of mental health services in general and specially for
peripartum adolescents in primary health care. We have tried to embrace the principles of integrating
mental health services in primary care and keeping WHO mhGAP in mind. Additionally, primary care
facilities’ capacity is a major limiting factor for expanding universal health coverage in low- and middle income countries.
Results: Our findings show that health care services centered around physical health were offered daily
while the mental health services were offered weekly through specialist services by the Ministry of Health
directly or non-governmental partner. Despite Health care workers being aware of the urgent need to
integrate mental health services into routine care, they expressed limited knowledge about mental health
disorders, lack of trained mental health personnel, the need for more signicant funding and resources to
provide mental health services, and promotion of CMHS to treat mental health conditions in the primary
care setting. Our stakeholders underscored the urgency of integrating mental health treatment, prevention,
and well-being promotive activities targeting adolescents especially peripartum adolescent girls.
Conclusion: There is a need for further rening of the integrated care model in mental health services and
targeted capacity building for health care providers to deliver quality services…more